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Whatever happened to the dog quarantined at great expense because his rabies vaccine had lapsed?

Jim Ware
StarNews

Q. What ever happened to the dog whose owner was paying an exorbitant amount to have the dog quarantined for six months because it was in an altercation with an animal and wasn’t up to date with its vaccines?

A. As explained in the StarNews article of Sept. 21, 2012,  Toby, a 2-year-old mastiff-boxer mix, was quarantined in New Hanover County after being exposed to rabid wild animals. Because Toby and two other dogs had lapsed rabies vaccinations, their owners were given two options: Put the dogs down or have them quarantined at the sheriff’s office animal services unit shelter on Division Drive for six months at a cost of $15 a day each, or $2,700.

Last week, the owner told us she got her dog back and Toby is doing fine.

She paid $15 a day, or $2,700, to have the dog quarantined at the New Hanover County Animal Services Unit shelter for six months, as required by law. The other option was to have the dog put down.

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